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Friday, September 16, 2011

Mayweather 146.5 LBS - Ortiz 147 LBS - Weight In Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS – When Floyd Mayweather grabbed WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz by the throat at the end of their weigh-in at the MGM Grand's Grand Garden Arena on Friday, Ortiz just laughed and did not retaliate. Some pushing and shoving ensued before it was broken up.

"It's all a big joke," Ortiz mumbled. "It's nothing."

Perhaps. This is the biggest stage Ortiz has been on and may ever be on. However, the 24-year-old with the amazing life story remained unruffled, and calmly told Mayweather, smiling, "you're going down, you're going down."

Mayweather, who is guaranteed $25 million for the fight, is a veteran of the big Las Vegas boxing stage and knows how to incite the crowd. And this crowd estimated at 4,000 was solidly in Ortiz's corner, including hundreds of fans who came in from the Garden City, Kan., area, where Ortiz — who is guaranteed by far his biggest payday at $2.5 million — grew up, and where his mother and eventually his father abandoned Ortiz and his siblings.

Almost unnoticed in the weigh-in crowd was Floyd Mayweather Sr., who got into a knock-down, drag-out shouting match with his son that was aired on the first episode of HBO's 24/7: Mayweather vs. Ortiz. This is the first time the elder Mayweather been seen in the same vicinity as his son since that much talked-about episode, which ended up with Mayweather Sr. being escorted from his son's gym. Mayweather did not acknowledge his father at the weigh-in.

Ortiz tipped the scales at 147 pounds, the welterweight limit, and Mayweather came in at 146½.
"I have been at this for 16 years," Mayweather said. "This is the first time for Ortiz.
"I just have to keep my composure, stick to my game plan, and listen to what my (trainer) Uncle Roger tells me."

The Mayweather-Ortiz extravaganza (HBO, 9 p.m. ET, pay-per-view) has been called the "Super Bowl" of boxing by its promoters, and HBO is giving it Super Bowl-style treatment.
If you subscribe to the premium network and are a boxing fan, HBO will sate your appetite for the highly anticipated fight between the undefeated, 34-year-old Mayweather (41-0, 25 KOs) and Ortiz (29-2-2, 22 KOs), the WBC welterweight champion.

Source: usatoday.com


  1. Surely, Pacman will fuck this black assed Floyd Gaynigger inside the ring... this chicken black dang will smell shit...

  2. Floyd Gaynigger afraid to fight pacquao...
    He is a chicken niggro punky shitty asshole smells dang...